Michigan Bluebird Society
2015 Fall Festival
Sunday - September 13, 2015
10:00 AM until 2:30 PM
Dahlem Center In Jackson
Make your plans now to attend the 2015 Fall Festival to be held at the beautiful Dahlem Center in Jackson! You don't want to miss this fun and informative event. The meeting is free for MBS members and lunch will be included. (For non-members we only ask $5 to cover the cost of food.) We will start with the popular Bluebird Panel Discussion with several MBS experts. Our main program will be presented by well known bat expert Dr. Allen Kurta. Also, MBS County Coordinator John Harville will give a short presentation on using nest box cameras. New this year will be the Michigan Bluebird Society Give-Away (details below). We have a very enjoyable afternoon planned for you!
The Dahlem Center is located at 7117 S Jackson Road, Jackson. You can find directions to get there on their website by clicking here.
See below for registration details.
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Registration, coffee, meet and greet fellow bluebirders over coffee or tea
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Bluebird Panel Discussion - Get answers to all of your Bluebird questions from Kurt Hagemeister, Gene Wasserman and others.
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Lunch (free for MBS members, $5.00 for non-members), Visit our merchandise table Lots of great Bluebird stuff!
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM – Program: Hibernation Of Bats In Michigan: Who? When? and Where? by Dr. Allen Kurta. (See below for information on Dr. Kurta.)
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM – Stretch Your Wings! Take a coffee break, visit the merchandise tables, etc.
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM – Program: Nest Box Cameras by John Harville
2:30 PM - Adjourn
How To Register:
To help us plan for seating and food, please register in one of the following ways:
Phone: Please contact Lynette Myers at 517-206-7066 and leave a message with your name, number of people attending, and a phone number where you can be reached.
We hope to see you on September 13th.
Michigan Bluebird Society has a collection of items, which we no longer need. This includes nest boxes, traps and etc. These items will be given away for free. Of course we would be happy to accept a free will donation for them!
Dr. Allen Kurta is Professor of Biology at Eastern Michigan University. He will be speaking to us about bats hibernating in Michigan. His program will explain what hibernation is, why bats do it, and where in the state hibernating bats are found. He will discuss the nine species of bats in Michigan and concentrate on the species that overwinter underground, in mines and caves. He will conclude with an introduction to white-nose syndrome, a fungal disease that has killed millions of hibernating bats in Eastern North America since 2006.